Charles Morris

Room E15-209
Phone: 617-258-0657


Contact Chuck with questions regarding:

The Director’s schedule, ACT space reservations, the ACT Gallery, faculty meetings, and general questions about ACT.

About Chuck:

Charles “Chuck” Morris (he/him), a sought-after freelance musician and arts administrator at ACT, has served as the bass trombonist with the Grammy-award-winning Albany Symphony since 2017. Chuck began working at ACT 2022, contributing to day-to-day operations. He enjoys his role at ACT and firmly believes in the importance of fostering creativity at MIT.

Chuck’s artistry on the trombone has been consistently recognized in numerous solo competitions. Notably, he delivered a solo performance of David Gillingham’s “Sonata for Bass Trombone” at Carnegie Hall and was showcased as the Indiana University Concerto Competition winner by performing Eric Ewazen’s “Concerto for Bass Trombone” with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the realm of ensemble performance, Chuck’s versatility extends nationwide, encompassing various genres and low brass instruments. He has performed with respected orchestras including the Boston, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras. Additionally, he has lent his talents to jazz bands such as the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and BT ALC Big Band and participated in chamber settings with groups including the Boston Cantata Singers and the Paradigm Brass Quintet.

Chuck holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Michigan State University.

Beyond his musical endeavors, Chuck is a self-professed nerd with a passion for retro video games, an avid meat smoker, and can often be found exploring hiking trails with his loyal companion, Olive the Great Dane. For a glimpse into Chuck’s diverse interests and to catch him in action outside the world of classical music and administrative work, check out his YouTube channel, “Chuck Plays the Trombone.”